JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1

Written by BRYAN HITCH

Art by BRYAN HITCH and WADE VON GRAWBADGER

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

THE JOKER variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

AQUAMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

BATMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

CYBORG variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

THE FLASH variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

GREEN LANTERN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

SUPERMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

WONDER WOMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

1:100 seven-panel foldout cover by BRYAN HITCH

On sale JUNE 3 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with ten covers. Please see the order form for more information.

It’s massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks...something with ties to ancient Krypton!

This amazing kick-off issue is available with seven different open-to-order variant covers by Bryan Hitch, each spotlighting one of seven core members of the JLA, plus an incredible 1:100  seven-panel foldout variant cover that presents all seven open-to-order covers together!

 

BAT-MITE #1

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL

1:25 Variant cover by CORIN HOWELL

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E

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Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe – one hero at a time! Convinced that he’s the imp that put Batman on the map, he’s spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his “help.” Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

 

BATMAN BEYOND #1

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

1:25 Variant cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSKY

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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At last, Batman Beyond gets his own ongoing series in THE definitive future of the DCU! But this isn’t the Beyond you think you know! With the Justice League missing and without Bruce to guide him, this new Batman will need to explore this bizarre world on his own while fighting to raise humanity from an opponent that’s already won.

The heroes Batman knew have failed, the world he knew has been turned on its head, and every step he takes will lead him either toward finding home – or further down the road of disaster!

 

BIZARRO #1

Written by HEATH CORSON

Art and cover by GUSTAVO DUARTE

1:25 Variant cover by KYLE BAKER

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E

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“Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there’s one thing this issue not have it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!” Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

 

BLACK CANARY #1

Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER

Art and cover by ANNIE WU

1:25 Variant cover by BABS TARR

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to – for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ‘n’ roll combine, from Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and Annie Wu (Hawkeye)!

 

CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER #1

Written by MING DOYLE

Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO

1:25 Variant cover by MING DOYLE

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come

across – his own dark history!

 

DOOMED #1

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ

1:25 Variant cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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In this startling new series, a Metropolis U student gains the power to transform into the monstrously powerful Doomsday! The power may be the key to fixing his life, but every time he transforms he risks getting stuck forever as Superman’s most heinous adversary! How far can he go before he’s doomed?

 

DR. FATE #1

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art and cover by SONNY LIEW

1:25 Variant cover by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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You thought global warming was bad? Anubis, the Egyptian Lord of Dead, is preparing the flood to wash the world away. Standing in his way? An overwhelmed Brooklyn med student who’s been handed the helmet of Fate, without an instruction manual.

 

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #1

Written by DANIEL WILSON

Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

1:25 Variant cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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The survivors of Earth-2’s war with Apokolips find themselves on a new world, but can Green Lantern, Power Girl, a new Batman and the other heroes of Earth-2 create a new world that’s better than the last, or will their interference and good intentions doom this world, just like the old one?

 

GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY #1

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

1:25 Variant cover by BEN OLIVER

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Imagine waking up in a strange place where you didn’t recognize anything, and everyone you knew and loved was nowhere to be found. Now imagine that you are a Green Lantern. The rest of the Corps is missing, you don’t know where you are and there’s not a Power Battery to be found for as far as your ring can scan. Where are you? How did you get here? Those are just two of the many questions facing our heroes.

Starring John Stewart, Two-Six, Kilowog and Arisia, and featuring a surprise guest-star we promise you’ll never predict, LOST ARMY is an incredible journey of discovery, survival, morality and heartbreak. Never has the Corps been challenged in this way – and not everyone is going to make it home!

 

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #1

Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY

Art by STEPHANE ROUX

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

1:25 Variant cover by STEPHANE ROUX

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

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Hey, remember the panel gutter between panels 3 and 4 of page 20 of HARLEY QUINN #12? What? You DON’T? It’s only, like, the most memorable panel gutter of the twenty-first century. Well, either way, have we got the miniseries for you, in which the full tale of that momentous and momentary pause can be told!

It’s a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They’ll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That’ll be the first thing to go.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #1

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

1:25 Variant cover by SCOTT KOLINS

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Travel even deeper into the future than before with the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001! They’ve managed to become the World’s Greatest Heroes of the 30th century, but with legions of foes gunning for them, can they stay alive long enough to see the year 3002?

 

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

1:25 Variant cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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Shape-shifting Martians are invading Earth – so where is J’onn J’onzz to stop them? Trust no one as the Martian Manhunter tries to stop these ruthless alien terrorists from destroying everything!

 

MIDNIGHTER #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art and cover by ACO

1:25 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move… but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was!

 

THE OMEGA MEN #1

Written by TOM KING

Art by ALEC MORGAN

Cover by TREVOR HUTCHISON

1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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The Omega Men are back in an all-new series! They’ve murdered White Lantern Kyle Rayner and now, the universe wants them to pay! Who are these intergalactic criminals – and is there more to their actions than meets the eye?

 

PREZ #1

Written by MARK RUSSELL

Art and cover by BEN CALDWELL

1:25 Variant cover by BRET BLEVINS

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics – it’s whether politics is ready for her. Don’t miss the start of this new, 12-issue miniseries!

 

RED HOOD/ARSENAL #1

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by DENIS MEDRI

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

1:25 Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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These brothers in arms face off against incredible odds while burning their way through the underbelly of the DC Universe – and it’s only a matter of time until they get gunned down in return!

 

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #1

Written by PATRICK GLEASON

Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

Cover by PATRICK GLEASON

1:25 Variant cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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The son of a Bat and a Demon, Damian al Ghul has set out to forge his own destiny – and atone for the shameful Year of Blood! Will he be aided or hindered by the behemoth Goliath? And what mysterious legacy trails behind him? Join writer/artist Patrick Gleason as he chronicles the globe-hopping adventures of ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN!

 

SECTION 8 #1

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Art by JOHN McCREA

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

1:25 Variant cover by JOHN McCREA

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

The greatest super heroes of all time, unseen since the end of the hit series HITMAN, have returned for the greatest super hero story ever told!

Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces – but he still needs that elusive eighth member. And that’s when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can’t refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

 

STARFIRE #1

Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

1:25 Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She’s an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she’ll fight anyone and anything to get it!

 

WE ARE...ROBIN #1

Written by LEE BERMEJO

Art by ROB HAYNES and KHARY RANDOLPH

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

1:25 Variant cover by TBD

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers!

 

AQUAMAN #41

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art and cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

THE JOKER Variant cover by WALTER SIMONSON

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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Aquaman is on the run from Atlantis! The kingdom he once saved now wants him dead – and nothing will ever be the same again!

 

INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #12

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by ANGEL HERNANDEZ and TOM DERENICK

Cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II

On sale JUNE 17 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE

As the Gaslight Earth spins madly out of control, Superman and Mecha Superman struggle to eliminate the deadly Earth Engine. Then as Gaslight Vandal Savage turns one hero against another, Gaslight Luthor must make a fateful decision. Will he ultimately prove himself to be a hero or a villain?

 

DEATHSTROKE #7

Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JIM BONNY

Art by TONY S. DANIEL

THE JOKER Variant cover by LEE WEEKS

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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Beginning a titanic new arc: “God Killer”! Slade is armed by Hephaestus to take down one of the Olympian Gods! If any man is bold enough to believe he can murder a god – it’s Deathstroke!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #41

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by JASON FABOK

THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

Blank variant cover

On sale JUNE 17 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

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The critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present the much anticipated, extra-sized first chapter of “DARKSEID WAR”! When the Justice League investigate a series of unexplained murders on Earth, it leads them to the frontlines of a war unlike any the DC Universe has ever seen – a battle between the two most powerful villains in existence: Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor! Meet Darkseid’s daughter – a mysterious force of evil with a bizarre connection to the Justice League! Plus: The horrible secret of Superwoman’s baby! The ultimate temptation of Batman! Lex Luthor vs. Superman – no holds barred! New villains! New allies! And so much more in the DC Event that has been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!

 

THE FLASH #41

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

THE JOKER Variant cover by EDDY BARROWS

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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Professor Zoom is back, and he’s not alone! Who’s along for the ride to kill the fastest man alive? Find out here!

 

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #9

Written by ANDREW KREISBERG, KAI YU WU and LAUREN CENTO

Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR

Cover by JASON BADOWER

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Armed with information from Oliver Queen about the Suicide Squad, The Flash and the S.T.A.R. Labs team decide to break into A.R.G.U.S.!

 

GREEN ARROW #41

Written by BEN PERCY

Art and cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

THE JOKER Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Green Arrow returns to Seattle to find the city in chaos! What’s causing this destruction, and can Ollie stop it before it spreads beyond the city?

 

ARROW SEASON 2.5 #9

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by JOE BENNETT and CRAIG YEUNG

Cover by JASON BADOWER

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Caleb Green’s been supercharged with Mirakuru – and he’s got a beef with Oliver Queen! Will Oliver’s past finally catch up with him?

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #3

Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art by BRUNO REDONDO, MIKE S. MILLER and JUAN ALBARRAN

Cover by TOM RANEY

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Having suffered some heavy losses, Batman sets out to recruit new allies, including and Aquaman and…Lex Luthor? Meanwhile, Harley Quinn returns to Green Arrow’s abandoned hideout with a special prisoner, and an army of Amazon warriors pays a visit to the Hall of Justice. Plus, there’s a possible new ally on the scene: Batgirl!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #4

Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art by BRUNO REDONDO, MIKE S. MILLER and JUAN ALBARRAN

Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

The Gods have decided that Superman must step down as ruler of the Earth and Wonder Woman finds herself at odds with her fellow Amazonians. She demands a “judgment by combat” with one champion from each side. But when the Gods select her to fight on their behalf, how can she possibly battle Superman to the death?

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9

Written by SEAN RYAN

Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES

Cover by JUAN FERRERYA

THE JOKER Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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An unstable, violent group has broken away from the League of Assassins! Only the Suicide Squad stands a chance of stopping them – if they’re willing to get even more unstable and violent!

 

LOBO #7

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art and cover by CLIFF RICHARDS

THE JOKER Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

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Cosmic speakeasies, intergalactic drug dens and even exotic alien women can’t distract

can’t distract Lobo from his first love: hunting men for money! Once you’re on Lobo’s hit list, there are only two possible outcomes: your death or his.

 

SECRET SIX #3

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by KEN LASHLEY and DALE EAGLESHAM

Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

THE JOKER Variant cover by DAN JURGENS and DANNY MIKI

1:25 Variant cover by GARRY BROWN

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please

see the order form for details. This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Her name is Strix. What is her secret?

 

TEEN TITANS #9

Written by WILL PFEIFER

Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT

Cover by BENGAL

THE JOKER Variant cover by SCOTT McDANIEL

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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On the run with Superboy, the Titans must uncover the truth behind the Boy of Steel’s crimes – or they all might end up serving time with their former teammate.

 

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #11

Written by JOSH ELDER

Art by JAMAL IGLE and JUAN CASTRO

Cover by STEPHANE ROUX

On sale JUNE 17 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Wonder Woman has always been both warrior and diplomat. Now she must stand against Ares, the god of war himself, if she is to bring peace to the central African nation of Itari, where a centuries-old tribal “Vendetta” threatens to plunge the nation into a bloody civil war.

 

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by MEREDITH FINCH

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and

JONATHAN GLAPION

Backup story art by GORAN SUDZUKA

Resolicit • On sale JUNE 3 • 48 pg, FC • $4.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

The epic finale to the “War-Torn” storyline is here! Wonder Woman faces off against Donna Troy, who’s destined to become her ultimate nemesis, in a battle that will seal the fate of Paradise Island! Plus, in the backup story, discover the circumstances of Hippolyta’s rise to queen as an ancient threat pits the Amazons against the Spartans!

 

WONDER WOMAN #41

Written by MEREDITH FINCH

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and

JONATHAN GLAPION

THE JOKER Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T

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A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand-new villain! But while he may be new to us, he’s not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy’s quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that’s even possible!), while the games of the Gods bring dark portents to the ultimate Amazon!

 

ACTION COMICS #41

Written by GREG PAK and AARON KUDER

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

THE JOKER Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The epic new storyline “TRUTH” begins! For Superman, there’s no more holding back!

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #21

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF

THE JOKER Variant cover by JOCK

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues! In this chapter, what are the consequences of a bond broken?

 

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #18

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by DOUG MAHNKE and others

Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

THE JOKER Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues! As the pressure mounts, a relationship is tested!

 

SUPERMAN #41

Written by GENE LUEN YANG

Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

THE JOKER variant cover by KARL KERSCHL

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues with the debut of the amazing new creative team of new writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and continuing artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson! What will happen when the big secret is revealed?

 

BATMAN #41

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

THE JOKER Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City!

 

BATGIRL #41

Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER

Art by BABS TARR

Cover by CAMERON STEWART

THE JOKER Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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There’s a new Batman in town…and that spells bad news for Barbara Gordon! She’s already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie in on her biggest secret…and now she’s looking to get even more involved in Batgirl’s business!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #5

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

On sale JUNE 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

DIGITAL FIRST

One of Batman’s deadliest enemies is back and more powerful than ever! That’s right – it’s Bane, who’s now leading a small army of followers! Can the Dark Knight stop this brilliant behemoth from claiming Gotham City as his own?

 

BATMAN ‘66 #24

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by JON BOGDANOVE

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Retailers: These contents were previously scheduled to run in issue #22.

The guest team of writer Ray Fawkes (BATMAN ETERNAL, CONSTANTINE) and artist Jon Bogdanove (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) bring back Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, for another bejeweled bout with the Dynamic Duo. When she strikes at a gala ball for Gotham City’s elite, will even guests Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson fall under her spell?

 

BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA VOL. 2 TP

Written by JIRO KUWATA

Art and cover by JIRO KUWATA

On sale JULY 8 • 328 pg, FC, $12.99 US • RATED T

Get ready for five more stories direct from 1960s Japan, written and illustrated by Jiro Kuwata. See Batman and Robin take on a new, more deadly incarnation of their shape-changing foe in “The Revenge of Clayface.” Then, the Caped Crusader goes  toe-to-toe with a masked wrestler who has taken his bad-guy act out of the ring in “The Hangman of Terror.” And is it really curtains for Alfred, Batman’s loyal butler, in “The Mystery of the Outsider”? Two more epic tales are included, as well as a 2013 essay by Jiro Kuwata reflecting on his goals from fifty years ago when he was given the chance to bring America’s most popular costumed crimefighter to a Japanese audience.

 

CATWOMAN #41

Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE

Art by DAVID MESSINA

Cover by KEVIN WADA

THE JOKER Variant cover by JAVIER PULIDO

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

She’s still Gotham’s queen of crime – but now, in order to work all the angles, Selina Kyle is back as Catwoman!

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #41

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and

BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

THE JOKER Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Following the events of “Endgame,” get ready to ride with the GCPD in a whole new city! Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force, but what are his duties, and can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya?

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY #7

Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER

Art by MINGJUE HELEN CHEN

Cover by BECKY CLOONAN

THE JOKER Variant cover by CRAIG ROUSSEAU

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Special guest student Damian Wayne drops by the academy – and he is not pleased to meet his new classmates!

 

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #6

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by JUAN FERRERYA

Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

THE JOKER Variant cover by JOHN VAN FLEET

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

The Midnight Shift is in danger from both its members and the rest of the GCPD! In a deadly new Gotham City, does the paranormal really still pose a threat? As the task force struggles to rebuild after their tragic loss, their only weapon against the supernatural and Internal Affairs both might be in the form of attorney Kate Spencer. Ray Fawkes and new series artist Juan Ferreyra are ready to take Jim Corrigan and his motley crew on the adventure of their lives – or afterlives!

 

GRAYSON #9

Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY

Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN

THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Everything changes as Helena takes over SPYRAL! Plus: Grayson gets a new partner!

 

HARLEY QUINN #17

Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by CHAD HARDIN

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

THE JOKER Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

They’re here – the Gang of Harleys has arrived! Because the world demanded more Harley Quinn, Harley has answered the call – will a dozen more Harleys do the trick? Meet Carli Quinn, Harley Queen, HanukQuinn, and many, many, MANY more in a story that will have your sides splitting!

 

GREEN LANTERN #41

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by BILLY TAN and MARK IRWIN

Cover by BILLY TAN

THE JOKER Variant cover by BEN OLIVER

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“Renegade”! Beginning a new chapter in Hal Jordan’s life as he becomes the universe’s most wanted outlaw! And wait till you meet Hal’s new partner, Darlene – she’s definitely not what you’re expecting!

 

SINESTRO #12

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY

Cover by MARTIN COCCOLO

THE JOKER Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

There’s a traitor in the Sinestro Corps who has set New Korugar on a path to certain destruction! The smart move would be to evacuate the Korugarian refugees from the planet, but Sinestro knows finding the identity of the traitor is more crucial, which leads to an unexpected betrayal from someone you would never expect, and a punishment from Sinestro that will alter someone’s life irrevocably!

 

MORTAL KOMBAT X #7

Written by SHAWN KITTELSON

Art by DEXTER SOY and DANIEL SAMPERE

Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

On sale JUNE 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST

On Shang Tsung’s Island, Havik reveals the full extent of his plan to Cassie Cage! Meanwhile, the battle between Kotal Kahn and the Shokan shifts in a way you won’t see coming!

 

HE-MAN: ETERNITY WAR #7

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by EDGAR SALAZAR

Cover by JONBOY MEYERS

On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Journey back to Skeletor¹s first days as a member of the evil Horde, tasked with crushing the great rebellion on planet Etheria. Will Skeletor¹s past provide the key to defeating Hordak in the present?

 

LOONEY TUNES #225

Written by BILL MATHENY

Art and cover by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI

On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Calling all cars, calling all cars…Rocky and Mugsy have busted out of prison! They were last seen coming out of a rabbit hole with what seems to be Bugs Bunny holding the Tasmanian Devil on his leash. Be on the lookout for suspicious bags marked with dollar signs, and dispatch immediately!

 

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #58

Written by GEORGIA BALL

Art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS

On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

“GET OFF MY CLAAAAAAIMM!!” yells the ghostly Spindletop Wildcatter, as he chases the gang off what he claims to be his land. When the Mystery Inc. visits the local natural history museum to investigate, they learn that the town actually sits on an old oil refinery – does this mean the ghost haunting the town is actually real?!

 

TEEN TITANS GO! #10

Written by SHOLLY FISCH and AMY WOLFRAM

Art by JORGE CORONA

Cover by DAN HIPP

On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

After responding to an ad in a comic book, Beast Boy is the proud owner of a brand new pair of Hypno-Specs – and he’s not afraid to use them!

 

MAD #534

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale JUNE 17 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

It’s June, and that means summer movie blockbuster season is in full swing – and so is MAD summer movie blockbuster parody season! Don’t miss it!

 

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So, it seems a new pull list is in order for me. Sadly, it looks like a further paring down of my collecting, I will be getting Justice League of America and Justice League (despite being more than a bit Darkseid-ed out). Justice League 3000 is on the bubble to stay or go. I am not feeling the team and there is little humour. Trying to build off JLI presently but it is just feeling a bit weak overall for me. I am hopeful about Earth 2: Society to see how they merge with the Earth 0 heroes. I am sticking with Suicide Squad because I am starting to see glimmers of the 80s team greatness. Finally, I am going to give Bat-Mite a try. I am seeing potential there.

I was thinking about getting the America vs, The Justice Society but I have the original and although it was mentioned by Phillip, I don't think you will see the interior covers notes and the bibliographies. I have noticed that specifically in The Secret Society of Super-Villains collection among some others, DC seems to shy away from their past and are removing the editor's notes. When it is from another issue in the reprint, I have no issues with it but if it is from another title or what have you, I think it should be retained but that is just me, I guess.

One thing that always bugged me about the America vs. the Justice League story is that it used the atmosphere of the Army-McCarthy hearings to explain why the JSA disappeared in 1951 -- but the hearings were in 1954. Even if AvJSA was meant to parallel the Kefauver hearings on comics, it's still three years too early. One must assume there were a few years of JSA adventures after All-Star Comics became All-Star Western that just weren't "reported," but I always hate to assume.

Luke, thanks for the exceptional gumshoe work on the homages. I was pressed for time this week (and will be again this week) and didn't even do a run-through looking for homages. But you kept the flag flying!

Chris, I feel you on the many new DC titles (and all the new Marvel titles, the same month). I'll try to find as many previews as I can when the time comes.

As to the Wonder Woman discussions, I haven't picked up any WW collections that mirror what I already own, so I haven't much paid attention. But is it possible that all Wonder Woman/Sensation/Comics Cavalcade stories are now available in reprint form, except for the era between the last published Archives and Showcase Presents Wonder Woman Vol 1? That just makes me want those 1950s Wonder Woman reprints all the more!

Probably thought three years was close enough. Maybe it happened sooner on Earth-2. Of course, since most of their heroes disappeared in 1951, it's a very important year to DC.

Captain Comics said:

is it possible that all Wonder Woman/Sensation/Comics Cavalcade stories are now available in reprint form, except for the era between the last published Archives and Showcase Presents Wonder Woman Vol 1? That just makes me want those 1950s Wonder Woman reprints all the more!


Some stories from the era were reprinted in the earlier 70s. They were much prettier than the Golden Age Peter ones, but very stiff and intended-for-little-girls-ish. The ones I've seen also lacked the zaniness of the 60s stuff. On the other hand, I think Kanigher understood the character better than many later writers.

Considering the fact they've also avoided reprinting many 50s Batmans, it seems the Big Three survived the deaths of all other heroes in 1951 by getting very strange, to the point that once other heroes came back they suddenly looked pretty embarrassing. Haven't most 40s and Post New Look 60s Batmans been reprinted? Still haven't seen much Bat-Mite or Ace (not that I'm looking for them.)

Thanks, Cap. I only write about ones I spot, so I must miss many. Particularly as I have much less knowledge of covers published after c.1990, and they must get homaged sometimes.

The alternative cover of Wonder Woman #41 is another take on that Leyendecker painting.

is it possible that all Wonder Woman/Sensation/Comics Cavalcade stories are now available in reprint form, except for the era between the last published Archives and Showcase Presents Wonder Woman Vol 1? That just makes me want those 1950s Wonder Woman reprints all the more!


Some stories from the era were reprinted in the earlier 70s. They were much prettier than the Golden Age Peter ones, but the art was very stiff and naive and the stories very intended-for-little-girls-ish. On the other hand, I think Kanigher understood the character better than many later writers. His Wonder Woman stood for a noble set of values.

 
Captain Comics said:

One thing that always bugged me about the America vs. the Justice League story is that it used the atmosphere of the Army-McCarthy hearings to explain why the JSA disappeared in 1951 -- but the hearings were in 1954.

The disbanding of the Justice Society under the pressure of the "witch-hunt" for Communists can be made to fit, Cap.  The confusion lies in the mistaken belief of most (including the writers of those end-of-the-JSA tales, no doubt) that the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was connected with Senator Joseph McCarthy.  In fact, Senator McCarthy had no direct involvement at all with HUAC.

The rub, as you see it, is that---if we accept the year the last issue of the original run of All Star Comics was published as the last year the JSA was active in the Golden Age---the JSA disbanded in 1951, but the Army-McCarthy hearings didn't commence until '54.  The thing is, HUAC was rooting out Communists, fairly and unfairly, and destroying lives and careers, fairly and unfairly, long before 1954.

The HUAC was created in 1938 for the purpose of investigating American citizens within the United States who might have ties to Germany's Nazi Party.  After the war, in 1945, Congress passed Public Law 601 which charged HUAC with investigating "threats of subversion or propaganda that attacked the form of government guaranteed by our Constitution."  That, in the latter half of the 1940's. meant Communists.

Under its mandate, HUAC focused its investigations on suspected Communists in positions of government or societal influence.  The year 1947 brought the "Hollywood Blacklist".  HUAC conducted nine days of hearings regarding the presence of Communists in the motion picture industry.  Ten members of the Hollywood community were cited for contempt of Congress for their refusals to answer committee members' questions.  The important thing to take away here is that the hunt for Communists had already taken on such fervency in America that the motion picture studios, afraid of the clout wielded by HUAC, did their own "housecleaning".  The studios wound up blacklisting over three hundred writers, actors, directors, and producers, often on the flimsiest of reasons.

To be fair, HUAC had a couple of solid cases in uncovering genuine Communist agents in 1948; to wit, Whitaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.  However, the point of my post is not to validate or invalidate HUAC; it's simply to show that the hunt for Communists was a prominent, publically noticed thing in time for the disbandment of the JSA.

The Soviet expansion in Europe, as well as the discovery that it had the atomic bomb also fueled American fears of Communist infiltration and domination.

Now, if we adhere to real-world events as having an influence on the Justice Society's dissolution in '51, then Senator McCarthy does have some blame in the anti-Communist fervor which would have affected the Congressional investigation into the JSA.

Elected to the Senate in '47, McCarthy had experienced an unremarkable legislative career and was not rated highly by his constituents.  Then, in February of 1950, he gave a fateful speech to the Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia.  You know the one; the one in which he stated that he had there in his hand a list of known Communists working in the State Department.  The press published the content of his speech and, suddenly, McCarthy's public opinion rating took off like it had been launched from Cape Canaveral.

Carried along by the wave of pubic fear of Communism and his fellow legislators' desire to be reelected, McCarthy advanced swiftly through the Senate hierarchy, until he found himself chairman of the Government Operations Committee and the Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations.  (And, for the record, unlike HUAC, which took as its purpose the goal of identifying Communists in government and influential private industry, the purpose of the Permanent Sub-Committee of Investigations was to investigate how and why Communists had been able to infiltrate government institutions.)

However, such distinctions aside, clearly Senator McCarthy exploited an already existing public and Congressional furor over Communism.  It was a climate that existed in 1951 and could certainly be used to justify the fictional conditions which caused the JSA to disband that year.

Hope this helps.

I believe Fredric Wertham contacted McCarthy about the "threat" of comic books but he decided the industry wasn't big enough to investigate.

Thanks Commander! I've looked up McCarthy and the Kefauver committee several times in my life for various academic and journalistic purposes, but never knew that HUAC was distinct  from those events -- nor did I know all the detail you provided. So I appreciated learning all that new info, and correcting my misunderstanding!

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